NEW TO MARKET -CONDO

NEW TO MARKET! 413.301.4614

82 S Maple St U:44 Westfield MA 01085
This Westfield Condo has everything you could possibly want if you are down-sizing from your current home or looking to purchase your first home!
This condo has many features including tons of storage, 2 big bedrooms, OPEN concept floor plan, A/C, balcony on front AND back…. On-site private Storage unit, NEW ROOF (2017), ample parking, PET-Friendly, and 5 minutes gets you anywhere you need to be!


This is a 2nd floor, single level (garden-style) condo. As a bonus it is also an END unit!
And you won’t believe the price! $68,000 !
That means you can own/ finance this unit for around $600 a month… what?? really?!? YES! add the condo fee and you are looking at less than half what local rents are charging in this area… and- the Condo fee includes your HEAT AND HOT WATER – when do you ever see that?!?
If you sell your current home all you pay is the condo fee – interested in hearing more on this process?
Give me a call and I’d be happy to talk about it further!
Let’s get you into a home that’s just the right size for your current needs!
Tori Denton, Realtor – Helping you make the right MOVE – One HOME at a time!
ToriDentonRealtor.com 413.301.4614 #westfieldforsale #parksquarerealty#forsaleMA #condoforsale #toridentonrealtor

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How to Get the Most Money When Selling Your Home

SOLD – 2 houses in 2 weeks at the OPEN HOUSE! How did I do this?? Strategic pricing and Target-audience marketing!!

Bestsold in 1 day

How to Get the Most Money When Selling Your Home | MyKCMEvery homeowner wants to make sure they get the best price when selling their home. But how do you guarantee that you receive maximum value for your house? Here are two keys to ensuring you get the highest price possible.

 

1. Price it a LITTLE LOW 

This may seem counterintuitive. However, let’s look at this concept for a moment. Many homeowners think that pricing their home a little OVER market value will leave them room for

negotiation. In reality, this just dramatically lessens the demand for their house (see chart below).

How to Get the Most Money When Selling Your Home | MyKCM

Instead of the seller trying to ‘win’ the negotiation with one buyer, they should price it so that demand for the home is maximized. By doing this, the seller will not be fighting with a buyer over the price, but will instead have multiple buyersfighting with each other over the house.

 

 

Realtor.com gives this advice:

“Aim to price your property at or just slightly below the going rate. Today’s buyers are highly informed, so if they sense they’re getting a deal, they’re likely to bid up a property that’s slightly underpriced, especially in areas with low inventory.”

2. Use a Real Estate Professional

This, too, may seem counterintuitive, as the seller likely believes that he or she will net more money if they don’t have to pay a real estate commission. With that being said, studies have shown that homes typically sell for more money when handled by a real estate professional.

Research posted by the National Association of Realtors revealed that:

“The median selling price for all FSBO homes was $185,000 last year. When the buyer knew the seller in FSBO sales, the number sinks to the median selling price of $163,800. However, homes that were sold with the assistance of an agent had a median selling price of $245,000 – nearly $60,000 more for the typical home sale.”

Bottom Line

Price your house at or slightly below the current market value and hire a professional. This will guarantee that you maximize the price you get for your house.

Contact me today to learn more and get your home SOLD!

Tori Denton, PSA, Realtor®

Talk to someone you can trust!

You might not sell a home every week…. but I kinda do!

413.301.4614 or tedenton109@gmail.com

 

Thoughts on Multi-generational Living…

Multi-generational homes are coming back in a big way!

In the 1950s, about 21%, or 32.2 million Americans shared a roof with their grown children or parents. According to a recent Pew Research Center report, the number of multi-generational homes dropped to as low as 12% in 1980 but has shot back up to 19%, roughly 60.6 million people, as recently as 2014.

Multi-generational households typically occur when adult children (over the age of 25) either choose to, or need to, remain living in their parent’s home, and then have children of their own. These households also occur when grandparents join their adult children and grandchildren in their home.

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Large Farmhouse – Westfield (Wyben), MA

12 beautifully updated rooms!

6 bedrooms, eat-in country kitchen, formal dining room, living room, heated 4-season room, sitting room, 1st floor laundry, garage, mountain views – on just over 1 acre!

According to the National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) 2016 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, 11% of home buyers purchased multi-generational homes last year. The top 3 reasons for purchasing this type of home were:

  • To take care of aging parents (19%)
  • Cost savings (18%, up from 15% last year)
  • Children over the age of 18 moving back home (14%, up from 11% last year)

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Multi-family Home in Historic District – Granville, MA

3 Bedrooms, 2 livingrooms, 2 kitchens… private or interior entrance, decks, porches, balcony.

Walk to town green, on over 3 acres!

Donna Butts, Executive Director of Generations United, points out that,

“As the face of America is changing, so are family structures. It shouldn’t be a taboo or looked down upon if grown children are living with their families or older adults are living with their grown children.”

For a long time, nuclear families (a couple and their dependent children) became the accepted norm, but John Graham, co-author of “Together Again: A Creative Guide to Successful Multi-generational Living,” says, “We’re getting back to the way human beings have always lived in – extended families.”

ONE good reason is basic economics… you can buy more house with more people, split the utilities and food… and if it’s going to take a village to raise your children, why not have your village all under one roof!

Carmen Multhauf, co-author of the book “Generational Housing: Myth or Mastery for Real Estate,” brings to light the fact that rents and home prices have been skyrocketing in recent years. She says that, “The younger generations have not been able to save,” and often struggle to get good-paying jobs.

In light of this – it makes really good sense for some family units to explore the multi-generational alternative!

The two homes pictured in this blog are for sale and offer the convenience  of location, space and personal areas as well as shared areas! Contact me today to discuss this article, tour these houses, or learn more about the multi-generational living option!

cell/text: 413.301.4614 or tedenton109@gmail.com

Bottom Line

Multi-generational households are making a comeback. While it is a shift from the more common nuclear home, these households might be the answer that many families are looking for as home prices continue to rise in response to a lack of housing inventory.

Amazing views – Affordable Luxury

This 4 bedroom 1 1/2 bath home in West Springfield could be just what you’ve been waiting for!

Located in the highly desirable Tatham section, this 8 room home features high-end kitchen upgrades, hardwood floors, formal livingroom, dining room and family room. Marble fireplace, elegant entryway… and a large deck looking out toward Westfield…. Close to everything but located in a quiet, cozy neighborhood.

Imagine enjoying your morning coffee or relaxing after work. Plenty of room for entertaining this home has tremendous features for it’s price – have to see it to believe it! Contact me today for your private showing of this amazing home!

 

85 Sandy Hill Rd Westfield For Sale

Do you know a military family or friend who will be moving into the Westfield area? Or are they renting and ready to explore home ownership?
This home is conveniently located just minutes from Barnes ANG Base, Westfield State University, & the Mass Pike in Westfield, MA.
Situated on over .6 acres in a quiet neighborhood, this 3 Bdrm Ranch has over 1100 sq ft! With a huge, walk-up attic for all your storage you can develop the whole basement into your game room, family room, or office… 3-season room connects house to garage and has front & rear entry… Central Air and efficient gas Ht & H/W… Contact me to day for more information!

New To Market

85 Sandy Hill Rd, Westfield MA 01085

Open House Sunday, March 6th  =====>>   Noon- 2:30

Location, charm, affordability. Built to last, this solid 3 bedroom ranch w/ large finished bonus room has all you need if you’re just starting out or preparing to down-size! Set in a great neighborhood, this quaint & cheery home is situated on a spectacular level, wooded .65 acre lot! Bonus room expands living space to over 1100 sq ft. Walk up partially finished attic allows for tons of extra storage and a full basement is bursting with possibilities – and yes, the pool table is included! Newer replacement windows (+/- 10 yrs), central air, gas heat & H/W, attached garage, and hardwood floors through most. Just minutes from Mass Pike, WSU, Stanley Park, shopping and amenities. Easy access to all major MA cities as well as NY and CT. Attractively priced below assessed value. Plenty of space to entertain & expand inside and out- A must see!

Tax Credits- You don’t want to miss this one!

Tax Credit Rewards Homeowners Who Make Home Energy Improvements

If you installed energy-efficient home improvements in 2014, you may be eligible for a $500 tax credit. Among the home improvements that might qualify for the tax credit:

  • Doors
  • Windows
  • Insulation
  • HVAC systems
  • Water Heaters
  • Roofs
  • Skylights
  • Biomass stoves

Tax credits are valuable because they offset the tax you owe, dollar for dollar. For example, if you owed $10,000 in taxes, a $500 tax credit would reduce what you owe to $9,500.

The Residential Energy Tax Credit had expired at the end of 2013, but just last week, Congress renewed it through 2014. That means you may be able to claim the tax credit when you file your 2014 federal taxes. Congress did not extend the tax credit through 2015.

Warning: It may take a while for the IRS to update its website with information about the renewal, and to post a 2014 version of Form 5695, which you’ll use to claim the credit.

Check the Energy Star website to see if the specific energy-efficiency home improvements you made qualify for the credit. Give that site a few weeks to get updated with the latest information, as well.

The Fine Print

In general, you’ll get a 10 percent tax credit for installing energy-efficiency improvements. But, your tax credit is capped for some items. For example, you can’t claim more than $200 for windows, and a new air conditioner will earn you no more than a $300 tax credit.

There’s also a lifetime cap of $500, so if you took the tax credit in prior years, you have to subtract the credit you claimed from $500. For example, if you took $400 in 2013, you can only take the remaining $100 in 2014.

The cost to install your energy-efficiency improvements may, or may not, be included. For example, window installation is included, but insulation installation is not.

This tax credit applies only to your main principal residence.

This is great news for home owners. Check with your accountant to see if your improvements qualify.

Feature City – Westfield 01085

Located in southwestern Massachusetts, Westfield is a peaceful college town with a population of just over 40,500. Here are some beautiful homes currently available in the Westfield area.

Click on any photo to learn more about each property.

Call any time. I’d be happy to show them to you.

739 Holyoke Rd, Westfield, MA 01085

739 Holyoke Rd- Move right into this well-maintained, centrally located 3 BR Ranch style home featuring hardwood floors, eat-in kitchen, +/-2 y/o Weil-McLain hot water/boiler, LR w/fireplace, and a spacious fenced yard complete with patio, landscaping, and a gardener’s shed/playhouse. This home offers lots of natural light including the partially finished basement which boasts a built-in bar, built-in workbench, storage and easy access walk-out entry.

134 Glenwood Dr, Westfield, MA 01085

134 Glenwood Dr – The hectic nature of your busy day falls away as you drive up Glenwood Drive – growing more private & secluded as you go. You grab the groceries & close up the garage, walking through the open floor plan family room to the updated kitchen.

52 Day Ave, Westfield, MA 01085

52 Day Ave-  Move right into this stunning Queen Anne Victorian set in a very convenient location ~ close to everything!. This home still has the charm of yesteryear but has been tastefully remodeled and updated. Features include; Updated granite kitchen, replacement windows, historic fireplace, formal dining room w/custom window seat, living room w/attractive built-ins, one car detached garage, gas heat, four season sun room, front porch & rear deck. The yard is beautifully landscaped & maintained and features a Coy fish pond w/water fountain and an outside fire pit.

141 Sandy Hill Rd, Westfield, MA 01085

141 Sandy Hill Rd This Fantastic, Bright and Sunny, Brick L-Ranch is Priced to SELL! This One Owner Home features a Large Living Room with Fireplace, Country Kitchen open to Dining Room with 2nd Fireplace, Three Spacious Bedrooms, Hardwood Floors, Plenty of Storage Space, Lovely Front Porch, Large Stone Patio, Oversized Garage and so much more! Additional Living Space in Family Room in lower level. Located on a 1.42 acre lot, in a Neighborhood location.

Contact me for a showing of any of these gorgeous properties today!

What’s New on the Market

1 739 Holyoke Rd, Westfield, MA

New to market this Featured Property is Move-in Ready!

Move right into this well-maintained, centrally located 3 BR Ranch style home featuring hardwood floors, eat-in kitchen, +/-2 y/o Weil-McLain hot water/boiler, LR w/fireplace, and a spacious fenced yard complete with patio, landscaping, and a gardener’s shed/playhouse. This home offers lots of natural light including the partially finished basement which boasts a built-in bar, built-in workbench, storage and easy access walk-out entry. Depart from the side entrance to an airy (15’x22′) paved patio/breezeway and continue into an attached over-sized garage featuring another built-in workbench and a newer (+/-1 y/o) garage door opener. This home is a must see!

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